Sept. 14 School Briefs

Friday, September 14, 2018

Actor Kevin Hart principal for day at Dallas school

DALLAS (AP) — Actor Kevin Hart has surprised the students of a Dallas high school by dropping in to be interim principal for a day. Hart told hundreds of cheering students at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts Wednesday that under his leadership they would be eating “chicken nuggets every day.” The comedian encouraged students at the artsfocused magnet school to believe in their talents and not be discouraged if they are rejected. He said they know better than anyone what they are capable of doing. Hart’s day at school was arranged to promote his new movie “Night School,” scheduled to open in theaters Sept. 28. The movie about adults attending night school to earn their GED certificates also features Tiffany Haddish.

Kitsap schools vigilantly watching out for lead in water

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Public records show that tests conducted since 2016 revealed nearly half of Kitsap County schools produced water samples that exceeded the recommended federal action level. The results were from the most recent rounds of tests at more than 60 schools and facilities in the Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Central Kitsap and South Kitsap districts. At the 20 schools that had samples with lead levels above the recommended level, fewer than 10 percent of fixtures tested produced results above the action level. Five schools had water samples with very high lead levels. The Kitsap Sun reported Wednesday that the five districts spent more than $200,000 combined on water sampling, testing and repairs since 2016. The testing was voluntary.

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